Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and Professional Plus installs a handy option (Shared Folder Synchronization) to Desktop and Folder’s Context Menu for its Microsoft SharePoint Workspace formally known as “Groove”

If you don’t use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and like to remove the option without uninstalling Office components.

Shared Folder Synchronization

You can remove it by simply editing a registry sub key.

How To:

1. Run Registry Editor and go to- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D}

2. Now rename or delete the sub key {6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D} I recommend to rename the sub key instead of deletion. For e.g. prefix backup. to sub key or backup.{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D} it helps to revert the changes easily.

3. Close the Registry Editor and Refresh the Windows Explorer.

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Beta
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate

40 responses to “Remove “Shared Folder Synchronization” from Right-click Context Menu”

  1. john Avatar

    mad GOOD! is just the perfect tip i was looking for.

    thanx homie!

  2. Craig Nykamp Avatar
    Craig Nykamp


  3. wormy Avatar

    WOW! Thanx for your tip

  4. Ahmed Avatar

    That`s what I`m was lookin` for

  5. Jason Avatar

    No need to muck with the registry. Just unregister the DLL. The DLL in question is called grooveex.dll. It is used for Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Extensions.

    run this for 64-bit OS:
    regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”
    run this for 32-bit OS:
    regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”

    If you want to add it back in then:
    64-bit OS:
    regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”
    32-bit OS:
    regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”

    Much cleaner.

    1. Mahesh Avatar

      regsvr32 /u “c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll”
      worked on my XP to get rid of the icon on explorer too.
      thnx Jason!

  6. VIVEK R Avatar

    Thanks a lot man. It Works!

  7. Ivan Avatar

    Thanks a lot!!! It’s great!!!!

  8. Victor Avatar

    Thanks… 100% working !

  9. Matthew W Avatar
    Matthew W

    Thanks a lot. I was getting so annoyed w/ that. I wanted it gone, and I hate how programs..etc will put right click context on your right click. So thanks for this information on this fix. ;D

  10. Sean C Avatar
    Sean C

    Perfect instructions, thanks!

    1. Paulo G. Avatar
      Paulo G.

      very nice!


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